What Color Is a Conservative?

What Color Is a Conservative?

by J. C. Watts Jr., Chriss Winston
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WPMSCWP More than 1 year ago
Rev. Watts has a realistic insight of the what is happening in U. S. politics today, the bickering back and forth between the different parties, the “group mentality” which is stifling progress and growth. He also knows what it is like to struggle with the media’s bias against anyone who has a different opinion than their own ideology. The former House of Representative member (1995-2003) in the first chapter (p. 3) already states “I embrace my blackness, just as I do my conservatism and my Christianity, but I do not want to be defined or pigeonholed by any one of the elements that make up my character.” Throughout his book, Rev. Watts offers the tools for a successful and fulfilling life not through victimization, but through determination and commitment, to hard work, responsibility, and accountability. Through the help of loving family members, friends, coaches and faith in God he was able to move successfully through life despite the obstacles that he had to confront with himself and with others. Watts offers solutions for our modern problems, not in some utopian way but in strategies which will help build up a society with solid moral values. He is especially concerned for our young who are so vulnerable and who fall into the trap of moral relativism today. Watts is a teacher. The reader learns about heroes, men and women both living and dead, men and women of integrity, courage and compassion whose lives are and were at the service of others. It doesn’t matter if one is a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, or Independent, I recommend J. C. Watts’ book to be required reading for all university students, especially the Political Science majors and those students who expect the Government to pay for their entire education and health care.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. From Mr. Watts descriptions of his family history and the influence his upbringing had on him to his sound opinions on politics, this book has made a deep impression on me. I borrowed this book from the library and now I can't wait to buy a copy of my own. I intend to read it often.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am so thrilled that I made the decision to read this book! JC doesn't hold back about what he believes and who he is. He talks about the history of his town, the history of his family, his mistakes, his politics, his years at OU, and the people who helped him become who he is today. He brings up points that I would've never thought of. I often found myself understanding his frustrations regarding the Democrat party's need to win by 'any means necessary' and how liberal leaders teach hatred, clouding minorities minds so that they cannot see the truth. He talks about how African-American leaders like Condoleeza Rice, Colin Powell, and himself have been crucified for not 'reflecting' the African-American community and how crazy it is that these people who have come from poor backgrounds, have risen above biggotry and have become successful are blasted - you would think most would be honored to have these people represent African-Americans. The popular thought is that people like JC have forgotten their 'roots', but the truth is quite the opposite - he just chooses not to be a victim. Even though he is a Republican he admits his party is not perfect and discusses his view on many issues. He believes in working with people - Republicans and Democrats. This book should be read by anyone and everyone. From black to white and Democrats to Republicans. How ironic is it that in peoples minds JC Watts, Jr. who grew up on the poor side of town at a time when segregation was full-fledge, doesn't represent African-Americans; but Jesse Jackson Jr. who grew up priveleged and got his education through private schools does?!?! I highly recommend this book. If this man ever runs for President...he's got my vote!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent! Everyone should read this book as a woman a black woman I finally see light at the end of the tunnel for us conservatives
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, and have sent a copy to a liberal friend. At least now I know why I like J.C. Watts, Jr. so much. His past explains his insight for the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago